Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Automatic aromatics

Behold my lovely wheaten bread.

Nothing says "domestic goddess" like a loaf of freshly baked bread. And nothing says "all the glory with none of the effort" like this super-simple recipe from one Mrs. H. Gillan. I've never made fresh bread so easily or quickly. I'm even inspired to make it in the mornings to enjoy with tea or when friends pop by for cheese 'n' things. It's that effortless. But you can still pretend you slaved all day and emerged coifed, fresh-faced and full of party charms.

Wheaten Bread

6 oz whole wheat flour
2 oz flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 pint buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl (I used my hands, but a mixer will do). It will be too sticky to work with so add a few more shakes of flour till you can reasonably mold it into a flattened ball. Place on a floured baking pan and bake for 35 minutes. Voila! Serve it warm & slathered with butter or sliced room temperature with sharp English cheddar and chutney. A nice cuppa tea or a pint and you're right as rain!


Anonymous alison said...

hey - welcome back! this looks delicious! i love a nice fresh baked bread.

4:36 PM  

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